Season 8

How to harness interest in space for good? For evil? For Mars? Beyond?

This week host Jared Head with co-hosts Cariann Higginbotham and Michael Clark ask, “How do we harness this “sudden” interest in space for good? For evil? For Mars? Or beyond” In Space News we have: * Soyuz launches two more Galileo satellites * Russian-American-British crew launches toward space station * Russian data relay satellite launched…

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Where did all this space love come from?

This week we ask the question, “Is there a sudden influx in space interest and where is it coming from?” In Space News we have: * Soyuz 2-1v launch with Kanopus ST Earth observing satellite * Atlas V launch of Cygnus * Long March 3B with Chinasat 1C satellite * Zenit launch with Elektro-L 2…

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Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne

This week we welcome on William Pomerantz, VP or Special Projects at Virgin Galactic. Will and Jared talk LauncherOne and the new carrier aircraft Cosmic Girl. In Space News: * Blue Origin has a successful Sub-Orbital Vertial Takeoff / Vertical Landing Flight * H-2A Launch with Telstar 12 Vantage * Long March 4C with Yaogan…

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Why Atlantis is your favorite orbiter

This week we talk about the old Space Shuttle program and go over why our favorite is Atlantis. #OV104FTW! In Space News we have: * First satellite launched for Russia’s new missile warning network * Long March 3B lofts LaoSat-1 * Cygnus trio to conduct tests into spacecraft fires * United Launch Alliance to offer…

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What upcoming space tech are you most excited about?

On this weeks show we ask you and our team, “What upcoming space tech are you most excited about?” Make sure to leave your excitement in the comments below! In Space News we have: * Air Force declares failure on Super Strypi test launch * Intelligence-gathering satellite launched by China * Arab and Indian satellites…

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The Vulcan Rocket

This week the Channel 4 News Team takes an exclusive look at the United Launch Alliance Vulcan Rocket. In Space News we have: * Long March 2D launches third Tianhui mapping satellite * Atlas V launch with GPS satellite * Super Strypi launcher in Hawaii on hold * Lockheed moves into full scale assembly and…

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Why reusable rockets are important for the future – 8.31

This week we look at why reusable rockets are not just for getting the cost of space flight down, but essential for the future of human colonization of the cosmos. In Space News we have: * Space Launch System Design Review Completed * NASA Provides Daily Views of Earth Online (http://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov) * Orbital ATK ramps…

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Is the smallsat market in a bubble?

In this epicsode we ask if the smallest and/or cubesat market is in a bubble that may pop? In Space News: * Long March 2D launch of earth imaging satellites * Atlas V launches NROL-55 * Proton rocket launch with Turksat 4B * Long March 3B launch with communications satellite * United Launch Alliance selects…

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Kickstarting a moon rocket with Moonspike

In this epicsode we take a look at the Kickstarter project Moonspike which is a crowd funded moon rocket – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moonspike/moonspike-the-worlds-first-crowdfunded-moon-rocket In Space News we have: * Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lofts Astronaut * Long March 3B Launch with communications satellite * Ariane 5 launch with Sky Muster and Arsat 2 * Soyuz-U launch with…

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An update on Commercial Space

This week we take a look at a few different commercial space companies and see where they are are. SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Virgin Galactic return to flight and Bigelow modules. In Space News we have: * Debut of Long March 6 Rocket * Debut of Long March 11 Rocket * Rokot Launch * Orbital…

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Space Launch System Past and Future

This week we take a look at NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), where it came from and where it could be going. In Space News we have: * Proton Launches with AM8 Communications Satellite * Two secret launches made by China * Boeing rejects bid to buy United Launch Alliance * Blue Origin announces commercial…

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Why Acronyms Seriously Suck

This week we explore our policy on no acronyms and make the case for eliminating their general usage when trying to explain aerospace to others. In Space News we have: * Secret China Launch * Galileo launch o Soyuz * Aerojet Rocketdyne bidding to buy United Launch Alliance for $2bn * Boeing renames CST-100 (Crew…

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A walkthrough of Copenhagen Suborbitals

This week Mads Wilson returns to give us a walkthrough of Copenhagen Suborbitals workshop. If you would like more information or to help support Copenhagen Suborbitals, hit up their website at http://www.copsub.com In Space News: * Yaogan 27 launched via Long March 4C * GSAT 6 launched via GSLV * Inmarsat 5 F3 launched via…

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How Masten Space will get us to the Moon and Mars

This week we bring on Dave Masten, CTO of Masten Space Systems. Dave chats about the different vehicles Masten has created, what their purpose is and how each is a stepping stone to getting humans and payloads to the Moon, Mars and beyond! In Space News we have: * H-2B Launch with HTV * Ariane…

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Escape Dynamics Ground Based Space Propulsion

In this episode of TMRO we have the CEO/CTO of Escape Dynamics Dmitriy Tseliakhovich, Ph.D. to talk about ground based propulsion. Think chemical rockets are the only way to get to space? Think again! In Space News we have: * Wideband Global SATCOM launch via Delta IV * Launch of Expedition 44 crew via Soyuz…

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The missing links in human exploration

In this live epicsode we ask, what are the missing links needed for human exploration of the cosmos? In Space News we have: * New Horizons makes it to Pluto * Atlas V Launch with GPS Satellites * Ariane V launches weather satellite * XCOR to increase Lynx ticket prices * Planerary resources Arkyd 3…

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Moon first or Mars first?

In this live episode we ask you, should humanity start cosmic colonization with the Moon first or go straight to Mars first? Would love your thoughts below! In Space News: * PSLV Launches * New Horizons less than 1 week away * Rocket Labs to complete launch site construction this year * Philae communicated with…

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SpaceVR

This week we bring on Ryan Holmes, Co-founder, CEO, Chief Designer and Issac Desouza, Co founder, CTO of SpaceVR to talk about their ambitions to put a VR camera on the International Space Station. In Space News we have: * CRS-7 Mishap * China sends up Gaofen 8 satellite * Russia launches cargo ship to…

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Can commercial space expand the frontier?

Is Neil deGrasse Tyson correct in assessing that private space can’t open the space frontier? Only Governments can open new frontiers? In this epicsode we debate the merits of this idea. In Space News: * New Horizons has color animations of Pluto * Philae has woken up * SpaceX to upgrade sea recovery platforms *…

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Should NASA be allowed to Crowd Fund projects?

In this weekly live epicsode of TMRO we ask the question, should NASA be allowed to crowd fund programs that have been de-funded? In Space News we have: * LDSD Parachute Failure * LightSail deploys * Cuts to commercial crew funding * AEM to send payload to the moon * PornHub Space Program * Stratolaunch…

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What should we do with the Space Launch System?

This week Space Mike and Galactic Emperor Benjamin debate the merits of NASA’s Space Launch System and if it should be continued. In Space News we have: * Atlas V Launch of X-37B Space Plane * LightSail having some issues * CRS-6 Dragon Returns to Earth * Ariane 5 launches communication satellites * Soyuz launches…

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Crowdfunding your next space project

This week we talk to SpaceUP Foundation CEO Chris Radcliff and COO Jesse Clark about their new Kickstarter campaign to fund 5 SpaceUP unconferences. We also chat about what it will take for YOU to start your own Kickstarter campaign for that nifty space idea you have but need funds to make in to a…

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Lisa Stojanovski

This week we interview Lisa Stojanovski, one of our Space Pod correspondents in our ‘get to know your correspondents of TMRO’ series. In Space News we have: SpaceX Pad Abort Long Duration CE20 Engine Test MESSENGER ends its mission Progress re-enters the atmosphere Commercial Space Flight Learning Period

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Sea Dragon

VAXHeadroom (Emory Stagmer) joins us in-studio to talk about the old Saturn V competitor: Sea Dragon. Capable of lofting 1 million LBS to Low Earth Orbit, this 1/2 submarine 1/2 rocket system would dwarf anything humans have ever built to date. What is it and how did it work? Check out this live episode of…

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Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

We are joined live by SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) chair Hannah Kerner. SEDS is a great way for high school and college students to get excited and engaged in space. In Space News: CosmoQuest Hangout at o https://cosmoquest.org/ New Horizons snaps color photo of Pluto Hubble turns 25 Aerojet Rocketdyne…

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The SpaceUP Foundation

This week we are joined by Chris Radcliff, creator and head monkey of SpaceUP. For more information on the new SpaceUP Foundation head over to http://www.spaceup.org In Space News we have: * Long March 3C Secret Launch * Rokot launches three Gonets M Communication Satellites * Secret Workshop Reaches Consensus on Human Mars Mission *…

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Cosmic Lifestyle

This week we are joined by Samuel Coniglio the COO and Visionary of Cosmic Lifestyle Corporation. We’ll chat about what CLC is doing to make trips in space a bit less like a camping trip and more like an epic adventure with creature comforts. In Space News we have: Launches Galore.

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Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne

This week we bring on William Pomerantz of Virgin Galactic to talk about LauncherOne and what is happening with their small payload launching system. In Space News we have: * Atlas V Launches MMS Satellites * QM-1 Solid Motor test firing * Rosetta listening for Philae * Curiosity rover back in action * Lockheed’s CRS-2…

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Rocket geeks should be astronomy geeks too

We are joined by Jared Head, astronomy geek, rocket scientist and STEM educator to talk about why astronomy is as cool as a rocket launch. In Space News we have: * Falcon 9 launches Eutelsat and ABS * Bloon Idegogo campaign * Silicon Valley Fund Invests in New Zealand’s Rocket Lab * ULA Targets 2018…

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Inspiration: Space

This week we bring on Libby Norcross @libbydoodle to talk Challenger Centers and inspiration for space. In Space News we have: * Soyuz launch * SLC-39A progress report * Space suit leak * Russia wants their parts of the ISS back after 2024 * SMAP unfurls its large antenna * Virgin Galactic hosts an open…

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The Outer Space Treaty

This week we are joined by Dr. Christopher J. Newman to talk space law and the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. Dr. Christopher J. Newman is a Reader in Law at the University of Sunderland. He has been active in the teaching and research of Space Law for a number of years and has recently…

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Martian Cities

This week we take a look at what our future Martian cities will look like once we are past the pilgrim stage and on to settlement. What will transport between cities be? What will the structures look like? How will we live off-planet once we know how to survive? Leave your comments and ideas anywhere…

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Google Lunar XPRIZE

We are joined by Leo Camacho and Nathan Wong of the XPRIZE Foundation to talk about the latest happenings with their Google Lunar XPRIZE Contest. In Space News we have: – Experimental Satellite launched by Safir Rocket – Inmarsat 5 F2 Launches via Proton Rocket – SpaceX Prepares for Crew Dragon Abort Test – NASA…

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Dave Masten

This week we bring on the Founder and CTO of Masten Space Systems, Dave Masten. Dave talks about the importance of going to the Moon before Mars, platforms for getting there and general space geekery. In Space News we have: SMAP launches via Delta II New SpaceX Falcon Heavy Animation SpaceX Preparing for Crew Dragon…

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Riding with Robots

We are joined by Bill Dunford of Riding with Robots http://www.ridingwithrobots.org to talk about robotic exploration of the cosmos. Here are a few links from the show: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov http://eyes.nasa.gov http://planetary.org http://ridingwithrobots.org

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Scott Manley and Kerbal Space

This week we are joined by Scott Manley best known for his Kerbal Space Program videos on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/szyzyg In Space news we have: CRS-5 launches and hard lands The GAO sides with NASA Astra 2G launches atop Proton rocket Angara 5 launches on maiden test flight Resurs P2 launches atop Soyuz Fengyun-2G launches…

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